October 3, 2017
FINALIST CHOSEN FOR 2018 PAVILION PROJECT
Jackson Hole Public Art and Center for the Arts announced today that Carney Logan Burke Architects has been selected to construct the 2018 Pavilion in The Center Park as part of The Center's Creative in Residence program. Their concept titled, Town Enclosure, was selected from a pool of 10 submissions that included local architects, landscape architects, builders, and artists.
To identify the finalist, Jackson Hole Public Art conducted a blind submittal process. The identity of the artists was concealed from the selection panel until after the finalist had been identified. Only then were the applicants’ qualification packages revealed in order to ensure the team had the professional experience to carry out the project. The blind submittal process was used to ensure the concept was selected based purely on the merits of its design, verses panelists gravitating toward a known entity.
The selection panel identified Town Enclosure as the concept that most clearly served the dual goals of being a sculpture and a gathering space.
"Town Enclosure will exist as a sculptural object on The Center Park lawn and a backdrop for the various activities this community park supports but it is much more than a sculpture... Created from a circular composition of timber panels, The Pavilion and the space it creates are both transparent and opaque according to one’s position and perspective. The enclosure is only fully experienced via movement around and within the object," stated Carney Logan Burke.
Cities and towns across the country embrace informal gathering and performance areas that welcome creative community. From outdoor
“This privately funded opportunity was only open to local artists and architects in order to highlight the incredibly talented pool of creative professionals working in Jackson,” said Carrie Geraci, Jackson Hole Public Art Director. “I wish we could fund all of the concepts. Each would be a wonderful addition to public spaces throughout the valley.”
The Pavilion Project will serve as the 2018 Creative In Residence program, a new program through The Center Creative Initiatives program. Jackson Hole Public Art proposed a local design competition to erect a Pavilion for the summer of 2018 that will be both a sculpture and an accessible space where community artists and groups can practice, perform, and offer free and informal arts programs and experiences.
The project's partners are completing a private fundraising campaign to support the 2018 Pavilion budget. Next steps include the development of construction drawings, engineering review, obtaining any required approvals, followed by fabrication, with installation completed by June 1, 2018.
ABOUT CARNEY LOGAN BURKE ARCHITECTS
The power of landscape, the quality of light and the simple honesty of vernacular architecture influence the work. Each endeavor is guided
ABOUT JACKSON HOLE PUBLIC ART
Jackson Hole Public Art forges partnerships for the integration of art into any environment, to inspire lasting cultural, educational and economic benefits. As public art practitioners, JHPA works to activate our community’s gathering spaces with
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Carrie Geraci, Executive Director
ABOUT THE CENTER
The Center is a hub for the artistic, cultural and creative activity in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. We are fueled by innovation, inspired by
About The Center’s Creative In Residence Program
The Center’s Creative in Residence Program provides support and space for guests to work at The Center along with the artistic community by highlighting an interdisciplinary process and resulting in an impactful and inspiring end product. Selection for the Creative in Residence opportunity is by invitation from The Center's Creative in Residence committee consisting of Center Board members, community members, and Center staff.
Carrie Richer, Creative Initiatives Coordinator